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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 204

    Stefano della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)

    A group of drawings, mostly of figures, including one of a woman seated, holding an infant

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    Stefano della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)
    A group of drawings, mostly of figures, including one of a woman seated, holding an infant
    pen and brown ink
    the largest: 8 x 12 in. (203 x 305 mm.); the smallest: 2 x 1 in. (51 x 25 mm.); A woman seated, holding an infant (1); Putti fighting serpents and eagles (2); Two sketches of standing men, one wearing a hat (3 and 4 on the same mount); A man standing facing right, his arm outstretched (5); An infant seated, seen from behind (6); A cityscape with a church in the distance (7); Three studies of a headdress (8); A portrait of a young man (9); The Madonna and Child: Study for the etching, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (de Vesme-Massar 17) (10) (10)


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    Provenance

    Kinnaird Castle sketchbook (according to an inscription on the mount, 3, 4, 5, and 9).
    Earl Gainsborough.
    Earl of Southesk.
    Earl Spencer (L. 1530)(7).